The All-Time Great
- Jul 22, 2009
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Not like football. Paris doesn'y go ga ga for its soccer teams. There's no "Paris Redskins" equivalent. My mother was French. My grandparents lived in Paris. I was there often. Paris Saint Germains, Ligue 1 has won championships. Good club. And yes, soccer is the sport in most of Europe.London, Rome and Paris have soccer teams that represent the cities. Soccer is the national sport in those countries.
But, what oif Vienna, Copenhagen, Oslo, Bern, Reykjavik and many other capital cities? Many others all over the world. Just noting that the capital city has no special magic. The more likely underlying reason is large urban areas with a sizable tax base/gov't largess to support these massively expensive stadiums that serve the elite while ripping off the average Joe.